Isn’t it romantic…?
Virginia from Virgina says she enjoys the following authors:
- Marilynne Robinson
- Paul Harding
- Michael Ondaatje
- Penelope Lively
- Edward St. Aubyn
(taped at Community Bookstore, Brooklyn)
Indie bookstores + great writers + human-being book recs = one great Tumblr
If you’re not that familiar with PhiLOLZophy, here’s a description: A popular question in philosophy is “How do I know I exist?” That seems really boring though. How about, “How can I use logic to get over my ex?” If you really love wisdom, you love it in all situations — you don’t need to be spoonfed unsolved problems in philosophy, because you’re already analyzing the US Weekly you’re reading or your kinda significant other. Sarah Heuer and Chrissy Stockton are writers living in Minneapolis who are determined to do something more interesting with their philosophy degrees than talk about dead white guys. PhiLOLZophy: Critical Thinking in Digestible Doses helps its readers think critically about vodka, religion and sex — proving that brains do have more fun.
If you are familiar with us, first of all thank you. Second, we wanted to write something you guys haven’t read before, even if you follow our blog. This isn’t a best-of or a collection of essays. This is the story of PhiLOLZophy from start to finish.
More than making funny jokes or ranting about my love life, writing this blog has been a deeply spiritual experience. It feels like no one else on the planet writes about philosophy like this, which makes people who have a heart and a brain feel like fucking aliens. It shouldn’t make you feel weird, it should feel like the most natural thing in the world to use all the parts of yourself to think about stuff. Typically when people try to do philosophy for non-philosophers they end up with Philosophy of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part I. Which is contrived and still has nothing to do with reality. We’ve never tried to dumb philosophy down, we’re trying to say it’s okay to be a person who thinks about philosophy and likes Ke$ha.
I think people who are very smart are afraid to admit they also have a life and exist in a human body and aren’t robots who only make decisions based on logic. If you’re both of these things, we wrote this for you.
Happy GAME day to Barry Lyga, an awesome author of terrifying books whose latest is on sale today!
To help celebrate THE HOST hitting theaters on March 29, author Stephenie Meyer is choosing her favorite fan artwork for the film! Create yours and tag it with #TheHostArt. Stephenie will select her favorite next week, so submit your fan art today!
FAN ART CONTEST!
You want Manga? We’ve got Manga!
Cheshire Library has one of the largest manga collections you’ll find in a CT library. We invite you to come check it out!
New library on Tumblr, y’all! You know what to do…
“Here’s what they did wrong, friend….They figured it was a bluff when they should’ve run for it.”
Norton is killing me today with their creative posts about On The Ropes.
I have been an independent musician since the mid nineties and called myself a “writer” since about that time, but it wasn’t until a few years ago, that I realized the terrible solitude, and seemingly unending quiet of actually writing a novel actually was. As an independent novelist, one maintains a certain delusion that his or her work might be reviewed by the New York Times, featured on NPR or show up on Oprah’s book list, while juggling the reality, that any review would be a wonderful turn of events.
I will attempt to make that easier for some. It may not be the New York Times bestseller, but I plan to maintain an honest blog about books written by people who aren’t being marketed by any great machine, who are at home doing their work in the quiet of their own lives.
If you are one of those people, feel free to email me. I hope to review your work.
New book blog! Click through and check it out — I even love the header!
In celebration of the publication of the new novel Truth in Advertising by John Kenney, Touchstone Books invites you to design an advertisement for the book! Entries will be judged by a panel of advertising industry experts and the winning design will win a cash prize of $5,000. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to participate, including (but not limited to) those with experience in graphic design, advertising, and marketing.
- Submissions can be in jpeg, mov, or gif format.
- Submissions must be in English.
- Submissions must be an original advertisement for TRUTH IN ADVERTISING by John Kenney.
- You may submit up to three (3) entries. Submissions must be different and not substantially similar.
- Participation open only to legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years or older as of date of entry.
- Submissions are due by February 28, 2013.
And here’s just a taste of what people are saying about Truth in Advertising:
“We’re sold on Kenney’s trenchant, quick-witted debut. A-” —Entertainment Weekly
“A lively debut that has ‘movie deal’ written all over it.” —People
“It’s the stuff of Jonathan Tropper novels and Judd Apatow films and every Zooey Deschanel fantasy.” —USAToday.com
”Balances the droll with the hopeful and the glib with the heartfelt.” –The Daily Beast
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and good luck!